Allow delegating default credentials

This policy setting applies to applications using the Cred SSP component (for example: Remote Desktop Connection).

This policy setting applies when server authentication was achieved by using a trusted X509 certificate or Kerberos.

If you enable this policy setting, you can specify the servers to which the user's default credentials can be delegated (default credentials are those that you use when first logging on to Windows).

The policy becomes effective the next time the user signs on to a computer running Windows.

If you disable or do not configure (by default) this policy setting, delegation of default credentials is not permitted to any computer. Applications depending upon this delegation behavior might fail authentication. For more information, see KB.

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Note: The "Allow delegating default credentials" policy setting can be set to one or more Service Principal Names (SPNs). The SPN represents the target server to which the user credentials can be delegated. The use of a single wildcard character is permitted when specifying the SPN.

For Example:
TERMSRV/ Remote Desktop Session Host running on machine
TERMSRV/* Remote Desktop Session Host running on all machines.
TERMSRV/* Remote Desktop Session Host running on all machines in

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CredentialsDelegation
Value NameAllowDefaultCredentials
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Add servers to the list:

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CredentialsDelegation\AllowDefaultCredentials
Value Name{number}
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value
Concatenate OS defaults with input above
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CredentialsDelegation
Value NameConcatenateDefaults_AllowDefault
Default Value1
True Value1
False Value0


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